The 46-year-old pundit believes former boss Roberto Mancini's 'edginess' had a negative impact on the club last season, but says the new coach's charisma will be of great benefit
Former Manchester City player Niall Quinn believes new manager Manuel Pellegrini's relaxed personality will prompt a change of fortunes for the club, after losing its Premier League crown to rival Manchester United last season.
The Chilean was brought in from Malaga to replace Roberto Mancini in the close-season after City relinquished its title, and Quinn feels it has been a wise move.
The 46-year-old pundit has also insisted that Mancini's 'edginess' did not help as City failed to clinch any silverware aside from the Community Shield last term, and thinks Pellegrini's 'charisma' will help the dressing room.
"Mancini appeared to be on the edge quite a lot and that bored through onto his team, but this man will do the opposite," the former striker told The Daily Star. "I like what Pellegrini is about and what he has at his disposal at City. I think he has a dressing room that needed a bit of TLC.
"I think he is a very charismatic man. I was out in Hong Kong and I watched him in action around the players. Holistic is a word I would use to describe his interaction with the players. And I think that was what that dressing room badly needed. They are good enough to win it."
City, though, have not had the strongest start under Pellegrini, winning just half of its preseason fixtures including falling to a 3-1 defeat against Premier League rivals Arsenal on Saturday.
Pellegrini will hope to hit the ground running when he makes his Premier League bow against Newcastle United at home next Monday.